The next couple of weekends offer up some fantastic events in the region; However, riders (and fans) have had to make some choices about which to attend.
Date conflicts for these events came about for a variety of reasons (we won't debate them here), but several riders we have spoken to have expressed frustration. That said, it's a healthy sign for our area that we have some choices.
May 28-30 Salt City Criteriums
May 29 Jesse Blancarte Time Trial
June 4-5 Tour of Kansas City
June 4-5 Dirty Kanza
Thursday May 19th is the kickoff of a fresh Time Trial Series. Held on a flat course just outside of DeSoto, KS, this is an excellent opportunity to test your skills against the clock.
First rider off at 6:30 on this 5 mile course
For whatever meteo effect, the wind has been out of the Northwest most Thursdays this Spring. No exception for the May edition of the LifeBalance TT
A few new faces tuning up fro triathlons and Kansas City Corporate Challenge
Thursday May 12th is another round of the classic Gardner Time Trial. Just short of 10KM this is a great way to test your fitness. Getting ready for the Kansas City Corporate Challenge? The LifeBalance TT is a great way to tune up.
Other time trials coming up:
John Brown Time Trial Series (near DeSoto KS)
The Velotek Grand Prix started with a rainy uphill Time Trial, and finished out with mild weather for the road race.
VERY competitive fields kept rider racing for GC all the way to the finish
RESULTS for Gods Country XC and Marathon. A great day on the Lawrence River Trails
Tons of pictures from Roger Harrison of the event AND the previous days offroad Duathlon.
Roger has an immense archive of photos from local bike racing. Give him a shout out at the races.